On Monday I fell in love with Detroit all over again. As part of a project for work, I went on a bus tour run by Inside Detroit. I actually thought it would be kind of lame and agreed to go purely for a day away from my desk, but I ended up having a great time. It was eye-opening to see all the things I miss when I’m running to one place or another, eyes on the road, attention focused on my destination. The city has such beautiful architecture and our guide, who was visibly thrilled to be showing us her city, gave us a thorough history lesson. On more than one occasion I thought…oh! that’s where that bar/restaurant/building of historical significance is! And now I have a bunch of places I’m going to go back and visit again.
[ The Guardian Building - the ceiling is painted canvas with horse hair underneath to keep the sound from bouncing ]
[ Sea themed carousel on Rivard Plaza ]
[ Wheelhouse Detroit - take a bike tour or have your wheels tuned up ]
[ Lunch at Traffic Jam & Snug - this quiche was insane...I'm convinced they're holding someone's grandmother hostage to bake crust this good. ]
[ And finally a quick stop to shop at City Bird - check out their online store >>> ]
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